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Benito Mussolini

A good week for …, February 3, 2013

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Sunday, 3 February, 2013, 3:20am

Berlusconi 'a disgrace' for Mussolini praise on Holocaust Memorial Day

Silvio Berlusconi appears to be asleep at a Holocaust commemoration on Sunday in Milan. Photo: AP

Speaking to reporters at a commemoration event on Sunday, during which he appeared to fall asleep , Berlusconi said Mussolini's anti-Semitic race laws were the most blameworthy initiative of someone "who in so many other ways did well".

29 Jan 2013 - 4:00am

Vatican built up property empire using Mussolini's millions

Mussolini got papal recognition of his fascist regime in 1929.

Few passing London tourists would ever guess that the premises of Bulgari, the upmarket jewellers in New Bond Street, had anything to do with the pope. Nor the nearby headquarters of the wealthy investment bank Altium Capital, on the corner of St James's Square and Pall Mall.

23 Jan 2013 - 3:48am

Oliviero Rainaldi the redeemer: Artist fixes Pope statue

Oliviero Rainaldi's statue of Pope John Paul II before (left) and after. Photo: AP

Rome unveiled a revamped statue of Pope John Paul II yesterday, after the first one was pilloried by the public and the Vatican.

Artist Oliviero Rainaldi said he was pleased with the final product, saying it matched his original vision.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

Let's hear it for the toys: exhibit sheds light on child's play

Children are known for their unfettered approach to creativity. Unshackled by tradition and technique, youngsters freely express their view of the world - a trait noted by artists such as Expressionist painter Paul Klee, who sometimes tried to see the world through a child's eyes.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi (below), who ruled Libya for four decades before being overthrown by the 'Arab spring' uprising, has discovered how fickle friends can be. But at least he still has family on his side. The devoted father once attempted to make his son al-Saadi Gaddafi the country's star footballer, mainly by rigging matches and not allow- ing other players to be identified by name.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Roman sojourn undone by overreaching ambition

Rome by Robert Hughes Weidenfeld & Nicolson

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Disturbing steps down the road of authoritarian rule

What does Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen have in common with the Italian fascist Benito Mussolini and a long line of other miserable dictators? The answer is something called mindset.

28 May 2011 - 12:00am

Minds matter

Whenever I meet my friend Angelo Paratico, I suffer a slight tingle of intellectual envy. Most people in Hong Kong, including many expatriates, are in this town for the money. But Angelo lives a charmed life of the mind in the middle of a cultural desert, making the city almost glamorous and culturally exciting.

17 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Mussolini's Italy - Life Under the Fascist Dictatorship, 1915-1945

Mussolini's Italy - Life Under the Fascist Dictatorship, 1915-1945

by R.J.B. Bosworth

Penguin, HK$176

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Mussolini's Island: The Invasion of Sicily Through the Eyes of Those Who Witnessed the Campaign

Mussolini's Island: The Invasion of Sicily Through the Eyes of Those Who Witnessed the Campaign

by John Follain

Hodder & Stoughton, $290

4 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Italy committed to democracy and peace

I refer to the report from The Guardian headlined 'Honour for Fascist troops raises fears' (South China Morning Post, June 4), which deserves a response.

It was reported that on June 2, Italy's Republic Day, the country had 'honoured Benito Mussolini's troops with a military parade of vehicles and uniforms from the El Alamein battle'.

15 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Fascist Italy and its territorial expansion

Under Benito Mussolini's leadership, militarism and nationalism grew. He built up Italy's armed forces and military training became part of the school programme. Boys and girls joined military organisations and were taught to obey their leader.

20 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Dysfunctional suffer as the rich get richer

The phrase 'vote early and vote often' originated in Ireland, I have always supposed. Brewer's Dictionary of 20th Century Phrase and Fable does not have it at all, possibly supposing it to be earlier in origin.

Safire's New Political Dictionary attributes it to John Van Buuren, a New York lawyer and the son of President Van Buuren. Never heard of either of them? Me neither.

22 Mar 1998 - 12:00am